(Equation Presented) A multicomponent synthesis of highly substituted pyrroles catalyzed by thiazolium salts has been disclosed. The reaction employs an acyl anion conjugate addition reaction of acylsilanes (sila-Stetter) and unsaturated ketones to generate 1,4-dicarbonyl compounds in situ. The subsequent addition of various amines promotes a Paal-Knorr reaction, affording the desired pyrrole nucleus in an efficient one-pot process.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry